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Slaves and their African homeland...

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June 24, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820  Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column. Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a rather lengthy article: "Proceedings on the Slave Trade" being debates in Congress taking about 3 pages, with includes within its text: "A bill to incorporate the American society for colonizing the free people of color of the U. States." and "Resolutions Authorizing the President...to negociate with foreign governments on the means of effecting an entire abolition of the African slave trade...". Much other news of the day as well.
Sixteen pages, measures 6 by 9 1/2 inches, good condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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